Technical Program

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Program News

  • Abstracts now available! (More in progress.) 
  • The preliminary list of papers includes 97 papers from 20 countries

Sponsored by Solvay

The Nickel-Cobalt-Copper sessions are held over three days from Monday 20 May to Wednesday 22 May.  The program includes 35+ papers plus the Pressure Acid Leaching panel discussion.  Abstracts now available - more in progress.

Presenting Organisation/s Click to view abstract
Opening Address
David Weight
President, Cobalt Institute
UKThe Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
Keynote Address
Dr Bryn Harris
Managing Partner, NMR360 Inc
CanadaThe Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dinner Address
Alan Taylor
Conference Chair/Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services
AustraliaThe Nickel Insurrection – A Laterite Wars Story
ALTA Metallurgical ServicesAustraliaAre we Heading into the 4th Generation of PAL Plants for Laterites?
Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT)/Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF)/Sarcheshmeh Copper MineIran/GermanyImpact of Microwave Treatment of Copper Complex Ores Operated in Sarcheshmeh Copper Concentration Plant
AMS TechnologiesSwitzerlandMembrane Technology Advances for Base Metal Processes
Arithmetek IncCanadaEnvironmental Evaluation of Making Nickel Sulphate
Bantrel CoCanada20th Anniversary of the Anaconda, Bulong, Cawse Nickel-Cobalt HPAL Projects - Design and Commissioning Experiences - Lessons Learned
BASF CorporationUSA/AustraliaField Results from Leaching Aid Trials using BASF’s LixTRA™ Reagent
Boyd Willis Hydromet ConsultingAustraliaThe Platina Scandium Project – One Step Closer to Production
Clean TeQ LimitedAustraliaSunrise Nickel, Cobalt and Scandium Project Update (Title TBC)
Clean TeQ LimitedAustraliaSunrise Project Pilot Plant (Title TBC)
Curtin University, Western Australian School of MinesAustraliaThe Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) and its Role to Catalyse Growth in Industries Across the Battery Value Chain
Diemme® Filtration (Aqseptence Group)Australia/ItalyReagent and Product Recovery from Leached Ore Slurries Using Filter Presses
FM GlobalUSAFire and Explosion Risks in Complex Hydrometallurgy Facilities
Glencore TechnologyAustraliaFirst Commercial Application of the Albion Process for Copper Recovery (Title TBC)
InnovEco Australia/University of South Australia/Oryxeio IngenieríaAustralia/ChileInvestigation of the Resin in Moist Mix Process for the Nickel and Cobalt Recovery from Laterites
Jenike & Johanson Pty LtdAustraliaIs Your Class 1 Nickel Development Biased for Success or Failure?
JordProxa Pty LtdAustraliaDesign of Battery Grade Purity Nickel and Cobalt Sulphate Crystallisation Plants
Keller Foundations Mine Services/ Hayward BakerUSAIncrease Heap Yield using Innovative Draining Techniques
LiNiCo Pty LtdAustraliaSynergistic Coprocessing of Nickel Laterite Ores and Sulphide Concentrates
Matec Pacific/Matec SrlAustralia/ItalyTailings Management: An Overview and Techonolgy Implementation within Acidic Process Environments
METS Engineering Group Pty Ltd (METS)AustraliaProducing Ferronickel as a Process Alternative for Nickel Laterite Processing
Mike MillerAustraliaThe Role of Dynamic Factors in Autoclave Scaling
Mining & Process Solutions (MPS)/ Curtin UniversityAustraliaFuture of the Glyleach™ Process Treating Komatiite Nickel Deposits in WA
MOGAS IndustriesAustraliaAdvances in Autoclave Isolation
NobelCladUSA20 Years of Ti Clad in Hydrometallurgy
Pure Battery Technologies/UniQuest/ IntDesign Pty LtdAustraliaDevelopment of Selective Nickel Leaching Technology for Refining Mixed Nickel-Cobalt Hydroxide Precipitate
PuroliteSouth AfricaThe Application of Solvent-Impregnated Resins for the Production of High-Purity Nickel and Cobalt Liquors
Queen's University, Mining DepartmentCanadaUnderstanding the Arsenic In-Situ Precipitation during the AF 5-Catalyzed Atmospheric Sulfide Leaching Process
Rheological Consulting Services Pty Ltd/Clean TeQ LimitedAustraliaThe Clean TeQ Sunrise Project Flowsheet Rheology and Practical Implications on Process Design
Sherritt Technologies/NTWISTCanadaReview of Artificial Intelligence Use in High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL)
Solvay EMEA/Solvay USAZambia/USAAcorga™ CR60 Crud Mitigation Reagent - Commercial Trials in North America and Africa
Teck ResourcesCanadaTitle TBC
Terrafame LtdFinlandBioheapleaching in Boreal Conditions - Temperature Profile Inside the Heaps and Microbiology in Elevated Temperatures
Wanbao Mining LtdChinaDevelopment of Extractive Technology of Sulfide Concentrate at Kamoya Copper-Cobalt Mine

Sponsorship available

The Uranium-REE sessions are held on Thursday 23 May in parallel with the Gold-PM sessions.  Delegates may move freely between sessions and will receive both proceedings.  The program includes 15 papers plus the Developments in IX panel discussion.  Abstracts now available - more in progress.

Presenting Organisation/s Click to view abstract
Opening Address
Dr Brett Moldovan
Team Leader, Uranium Resources and Production, International Atomic Energy Agency (Austria)
AustriaWhat will Orebodies for Future Uranium Projects Look Like?
Keynote Address
Dr Karin Soldenhoff
Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO
AustraliaUranium IX - Past, Present and Future
Adelaide Control EngineeringAustraliaFluid Bed Precipitation (with particular reference to Uranium Oxide Concentrates)
Alkane Resources LtdAustraliaThe Development of the Dubbo Rare Metal and Rare Earth Flowsheet - Toongi NSW, Australia
ALTA Metallurgical ServicesAustraliaVanadium Boom Driving Revival of By-product Vanadium Recovery from Uranium Ores
ANSTO Minerals-Consulting Metallurgist/BHP Olympic DamAustraliaThe Development of a Geometallurgical Uranium Leaching Model as a Predictive Tool for Leach Optimisation
Arafura Resources Pty LtdAustraliaThe Nolans NdPr Project – Developing a Flowsheet Working With Ore Characteristics to Optimse Project Outcomes
Axion - Rare-earth and Noble Metals, JSC/Russian Academy of SciencesRussiaDevelopment of AXIONIT Selective Ion Exchange Resins for Recovery of Rare-Earth Elements and Actinides
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Nuclear Energy Division, Research Department on Mining and Fuel Recycling ProcessesFranceRare Earth Recovery and Separation Using Diglycolamides
Genesys International Limited UKCleaning Calcium Sulfate in Acid Mine Water Membranes
Jordan Uranium Mining Company (TBC)
(IAEA Sponsored Presenter)
JordanTitle TBC
MINTEK South AfricaNIMCIX Overview : Past, Present and Future
OLI Systems, Inc USAPredicting the Speciation and Properties of Rare Earth Elements During Chemical Extraction from Mineral Deposits
Orway Mineral Consultants Pty Ltd (WA)AustraliaUranium Recovery from Copper Concentrate
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (TBC) (IAEA Sponsored Presenter)PhilippinesTitle TBC

Sponsored by Air Liquide

The Gold-PM sessions are held on Thursday 23 May in parallel with the Uranium-REE sessions.  Delegates may move freely between sessions and will receive both proceedings.  The program includes 16 papers plus the Fit-for-Purpose Leaching Systems panel discussion.  Abstracts now available - more in progress.

Presenting Organisation/s Click to view abstract
Keynote Address
Prof Jacques Eksteen
Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy, WASM, Curtin University
AustraliaFit-for-Purpose Precious Metals Leach Systems: Matching Leach Strategies to Source Characteristics
Aalto University/VTTFinlandCyanide Free Future of Gold Processing - Process Simulation and Knowledge Modelling
Air Liquide IncUSAEvaluation of Oxygen Requirements of a Refractory Concentrate in a Comprehensive Pre-oxidation and Cyanide Leaching system
AusencoAustraliaOptimisation of Regeneration of Activated Carbon for Gold Recovery via a Kiln Health Check
AusencoAustraliaTestwork for Use of Resins for Gold Recovery
CSIRO Minerals/Eco Minerals Research Limited/Clean Mining LimitedAustraliaDemonstration at Scale in the Field of a Non-Toxic Reagent System to Recover Gold
CSIRO Minerals/Katavi Mining CompanyAustralia/TanzaniaEvaluation of Various Options to Minimise the Impact of Copper on Gold Electrowining in an Acacia Gravity Gold Processing Plant
EKATOGermanyTitle TBC
Green Gold EngineeringIndonesiaGo for Gold and Ignore Cyanide Soluble Copper - A New Approach to Gold/Copper Ores
Joe Zhou Mineralogy LtdCanadaGeometallurgy and Process Mineralogy of Gold Ores: Methodologies and Applications in Process Selection and Plant Optimization
METS Engineering Group Pty Ltd (METS)AustraliaTechnology Options for Processing a Gold Ore with Variable Refractory Characteristics
MINTEK South AfricaElution of Various Metal Cyanides from Gold Selective Resin and Options for Gold and Silver Recovery from Acidic Thiourea
Newcrest Mining/Mining & Process Solutions/Curtin UniversityAustraliaDevelopment of a Glycine-Cyanide Leach Process for Gold-Copper Concentrate
Pintails Systems Inc/CooMooRoo Energy Pty LtdUSA/AustraliaBriggs Spent Ore Heap Remediation and Additional Gold Recovery Project in California (Title TBC)
WoodAustraliaTBC
YaKum Consulting Inc/Process Research ORETECH IncCanadaDevelopment of Mixed Chloride Process for Gold Recovery

Sponsored by OLI Systems

The Lithium Processing sessions are held on Friday 24 May in parallel with the In Situ Recovery (ISR) sessions.  Delegates may move freely between sessions and will receive both proceedings.  The program includes 16 papers plus the Novel Lithium Processes panel discussion.  Abstracts now available - more in progress.

Presenting Organisation/s Click to view abstract
Keynote Address
Adrian Griffin
Managing Director, Lithium Australia
AustraliaThe Need for Innovation to Meet Future Demand for Lithium
AMS TechologiesSwitzerlandLithium Brines - Selective Recovery of Lithium
ANSTO MineralsAustraliaLithium Hydroxide Production: A Review of Current and Alternative Technologies
Arithmetek IncCanadaTitle TBC
Ausenco MineralsAustraliaTunnel Kiln Mineral Roasting
CSIROAustraliaExtraction of Lithium from Spodumene Concentrate
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)AustraliaLithium Mining Operations: The Safety Regulator’s Perspective
GeoRessources, Université de LorraineFranceRecent Advances in Hydrometallurgy for the Development of a Sustainable Production of Lithium-Ion Batteries
HatchAustraliaSustainable Plant Design - Case Study for Lithium Production from Spodumene
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH/LANXESS Pty LtdGermany/AustraliaThe Use of Selective Resins with Small Particle Size in Lithium Brine Purification
Lithium Consultants AustralasiaAustraliaThe Nature of Lithium Mineral Physical Properties in Selecting Calcination and Roasting Equipment
METS Engineering Group Pty Ltd (METS)AustraliaTechnical Options for Processing a Lithium Clay Ore and Achieving High Purity Lithium Carbonate
OLI Systems, IncUSABrine Chemistry and Properties Prediction During Salar Evaporation to Maximize Product Yield
OutokumpuSweden/AustraliaCost-Effective Use of Duplex Stainless Steel for Structural Applications in Metallurgical Processes for the Production of Lithium and Battery Metal Materials
Outotec (Finland) OyFinlandOutotec Lithium Hydroxide Process - A Novel Direct Leach Process for the Production of Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate from Calcined Spodumene
SGS Minerals MetallurgyAustraliaProject Derisking: The Importance of Metallurgical Testing and Piloting within the Project Lifecycle in the Processing of Lithium Materials

Sponsored by Mining3

The In Situ Recovery (ISR) sessions are held on Friday 24 May in parallel with the Lithium Processing sessions.  Delegates may move freely between sessions and will receive both proceedings.  The program includes 15 papers plus the Enhancing ISR Permeability panel discussion.  Abstracts now available - more in progress.

Presenting Organisation/s Click to view abstract
Keynote Address
Dr Horst Maerten
Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT)
Australia/GermanyTrends in ISR Technology
CooMooRoo Energy Pty LtdUSA/AustraliaGuilford ISR Gold Project (Title TBC)
CSA Global Pty Ltd/UGTC LtdAustralia/RussiaIn Situ Recovery for Non-Uranium Metals
CSIRO EnergyAustraliaHydraulic Fracturing in In Situ Recovery – Methods and Equipment for Field Trials
CSIRO Mineral ResourcesAustraliaApproach for Assessing the Amenability of Copper- and Gold-Containing Ores to In-Situ Recovery
CSIRO Minerals/Heathgate Resources Pty LtdAustraliaAutomated Ground Water Monitoring for an Australian In-Situ Recovery Mining Operation
Curtin University, School of WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical EngineeringAustraliaEnhanced Conductivity by Hydraulic Fracturing for In-situ Recovery (ISR) in Hard Rocks
Curtin University/CSIRO MineralsAustraliaStaged Leaching of Refractory Chalcopyrite with Acidic Solutions at Moderate Temperature in an In-Situ Recovery Environment
Environmental Copper RecoveryAustraliaThe Potential of Insitu Recovery for Copper, Gold and Other Metals, The Kapunda Project as a Possible Example
MINES Paris-Tech/Orano MiningFrance2D Reactive Transport Simulation of Well Clogging During Acidic Uranium In Situ Leaching Process
Mining3AustraliaInnovations in Rock Fragmentation and Fracturing - Creating Access for Leaching
Murdoch UniversityAustraliaAccess Creation Alternatives for the In-Situ Recovery of Metals from Ore Bodies
Newmont Mining CorporationUSAISR Environments that are Most Suited for Bacterial Application – What is the Ideal Bug’s ISR World?
OricaAustraliaPotential Use of Blasting to Enhance Permeability
University of Western Australia, Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental EngineeringAustraliaInvestigation of the Leaching Gold by Alkaline Glycine in Microchannels

The emphasis of the program is practical rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference are the various aspects of technology and project development. The event comprises five international conferences including dedicated expanded day sessions for In Situ Recovery (ISR) and Lithium Processing in response to industry activity.  We are pleased to partner with CSIRO Minerals for ISR and Curtin Gold Technology Group for Gold-PM.  The Uranium-REE and ISR sessions, and Heap Leaching short course are organised in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

David Weight
President, Cobalt Institute (United Kingdom)
View Bio

Conference Opening Address
The Changing Landscape of the Cobalt Market
View Abstract
Dr Bryn Harris
Managing Partner, NMR360 Inc (Canada)
View Bio

Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Keynote Address
The Future of Ni-Co-Cu Processing in the Age of Lithium-Ion Batteries
View Abstract
Dr Brett Moldovan
Team Leader, Uranium Resources and Production
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
View Bio

Uranium-REE Opening Address
What will Orebodies for Future Uranium Projects Look Like?
Dr Karin Soldenhoff
Technology Manager - Minerals, ANSTO (Australia)
View Bio

Uranium-REE Keynote Address
Uranium IX - Past, Present and Future
View Abstract
Prof Jacques Eksteen
Director, Gold Technology Group and Chair, Extractive Metallurgy,
Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University (Australia)
View Bio

Gold-PM Keynote Address
Fit-for-Purpose Precious Metals Leach Systems: Matching Leach Strategies to Source Characteristics
View Abstract
Dr Horst Maerten
Vice President Technology, Heathgate Resources (Australia) and CEO, Umwelt-und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT) (Germany)
View Bio

In Situ Recovery Keynote Address
Trends in ISR Technology
View Abstract
Adrian Griffin
Managing Director, Lithium Australia (Australia)
View Bio

Lithium Processing Keynote Address
The Need for Innovation to Meet Future Demand for Lithium
View Abstract
Alan Taylor
Conference Chair, ALTA 2019
Metallurgical Consultant and Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)
View Bio

Dinner Address
The Nickel Insurrection – A Laterite Wars Story

A selection of abstracts from each of the technical sessions.  All available abstracts will be published by end February.

  • Nickel-Cobalt-CopperReview of Artificial Intelligence Use in High Pressure Acid Leach (HPAL), Sherritt Technologies; NTWIST View abstract
  • Nickel-Cobalt-CopperDevelopment of Extractive Technology of Sulfide Concentrate at Kamoya Copper-Cobalt Mine, Wanbao Mining View abstract
  • Uranium-REEThe Development of a Geometallurgical Uranium Leaching Model as a Predictive Tool for Leach Optimisation, ANSTO Minerals; BHP Olympic Dam View abstract
  • Uranium-REEThe Nolans NdPr Project – Developing a Flowsheet Working with Ore Characteristics to Optimise Project Outcomes, Arafura Resources View abstract
  • Gold-PMDevelopment of Mixed Chloride Process for Gold Recovery, YaKum Consulting; Process Research ORETECH View abstract
  • In Situ RecoveryAutomated Ground Water Monitoring for an Australian In-Situ Recovery Mining Operation, CSIRO Minerals; Heathgate Resources View abstract
  • Lithium ProcessingThe Nature of Lithium Mineral Physical Properties in Selecting Calcination and Roasting Equipment, Lithium Consultants Australasia View abstract
  • Treatment of Nickel-Cobalt Laterites (18 May)  Course Outline
  • Copper SX/EW Basic Principles and Detailed Plant Design (19 May)  Course Outline
  • Heap Leaching & its Application to Copper, Gold, Uranium & Nickel Ores (25 May)  Course Outline

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